Description: Pioneer Society of Washington, Eden, and Murray Township. 1890. Dry Creek (IOOF Group- everyone pictured came by covered wagon or around the horn.) Original, black and white. First row (l to r) 1. Walker, 2. Montrose, 3. Hinkley, 4. Pa Richmond, 5. John Buchannon, 6xxx, 7xxx, 8xxx, 9. Origin Mowry, 10. John Beard. Middle row (l to r) 11.xxx, 12xxx,13xxx,14xxx,15. D.S. Smalley, 16. Osmond Slayton, 17. Osgood, 18xxx, 19xxx, 20. Barclay Clough, 21xxx, 22. A.O. Rix, 23xxx, 24xxx, 25. Howard Overacker, 26. Calvin Stevens, 27xxx, 28. William Liston 29. Joseph McKeown 30. Haley. Back Row (l to r) 31. William Barry, 32xxx, 33. Healy, 34xxx, 35. Sanborn, 36xxx, 37 FB Granger, 38xxx, 39xxx, 40. GW Patterson, 41. William Hayes 42. Childs. Pioneer societies of Alameda, Murray, Eden Townships- (copy of original, some of which are in museum collections). Copies made in 1971. he first meeting of the pioneer society was November 29, 1876 and the last meeting was December 8, 1906 in Centerville of which Henry Dusterbery and William Barry were the surviving present. Henry Dusterberry died April 11, 1919 at age 89. The records of the Pioneers and Argonauts Club were turned over to his son Frank. T. Dusterberry to be put in the care of Washington Parlor of Native Sons of the Golden West. The Argonaut Club eligibility was to be a member of the W,E,M Township Pioneer Society. After the first meeting no one was admitted. It was held at the Riverside Hotel in Alvarado on March 23, 1885. The table was set for 21 at each meeting and the chair of any deceased draped and turned and was to continue until the last man eat alone. When only a few of the aged members remained, the club discontinued the banquets. The last held in Hayward March 23, 1893.
Call Number: 1922.214.171.124.3.002
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